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December 12 Birthdays

Frank Sinatra
1915–1998, American singer, actor.

John Jay
statesman (1745)

William Lloyd Garrison
abolitionist (1805)

Gustave Flaubert
novelist (1821)

Edvard Munch
painter (1863)

Edward G. Robinson
actor (1893)

Patrick O'Brian
novelist (1914)

Bob Barker
TV personality (1923)

Dionne Warwick
singer (1941)

Tracy Austin
tennis player (1962)

Jennifer Connelly
actor (1970)

December 12 in History

1787

Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1870

Joseph Rainey took his seat as the first African American in the U.S. House of Representatives.

1913

The Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence after having been stolen two years earlier (August 1911) from the Louvre.

1963

Kenya gained its independence from Britain.

1998

The House Judiciary Committee approved a fourth and final article of impeachment against President Clinton.

2000

The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the presidential election recount in Florida.

2001

Yasir Arafat closed the offices of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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